Human Bomb (DC)(01 - Roy Lincoln)
Real Name: Roy Lincoln
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His touch makes anything explode. He doesn't appear to have much control over the power. He can't turn it on or off, and it doesn't seem like he can adjust the strength of the explosions (though presumably he could hit a person multiple times and add the power of several explosions together).
Anyone invulnerable who's stronger than him. Or anyone who can move faster than the speed of an explosion. Or anyone who could discover precisely what kind of explosion he sets off and find a way to control it, chemically.
27-QRX. All you need to know about Roy Lincoln is contained in those six little characters. For they comprise the code name of a dangerous super-explosive he and his father, Professor B. Lincoln, were creating to help in the war effort. They also changed Roy Lincoln's life forever.
When enemy agents stole into their laboratory and killed his father, Roy had only one priority: keep the formula away from the "other side', no matter what the cost. Probably thinking he'd either die by their bullets, or die by poisoning, he quickly ingested the one sample he and his father had managed to create.
Instead of killing him, it transformed him into a walking explosive--a Human Bomb--making anything he touched burst into flames.
He defeated the invaders (one would assume by killing them) and abandoned his quiet life of research for one fighting crime.
One of the major emotional arcs for the character--to the extent it's ever been explored--is finding a way to interact normally with people without making them explode. Were he a Marvel character, he'd surely be jealous of the Human Torch, who can turn his powers off. All-Star Squadron (1981)
In truth, the name of the formula used has varied considerably over the years. It's been written also as QRX-27 and X-24.
First Appearance: Police Comics (1941) #1
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America vs. the Justice Society (1985)
#4 Blackest Night (2009)
- 'D-Day For Degation!'
HC Blue Beetle (2006)
- 'Blackest Night'TPB
- 'Blackest Night'#4
Cancelled Comic Cavalcade (1978)
Convergence Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters (2015)
Convergence: Infinite Earths (2015)
Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
#5 Crisis on Multiple Earths (2002)
- 'Worlds In Limbo'#6
- '3 Earths! 3 Deaths!'#7
- 'Beyond The Silent Night'#9
- 'War Zone'#10
- 'Death at the Dawn of Time'#12
- 'Final Crisis'
#0 DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection [GER] (2015)
- 'Back Again'#2
- 'Afterschool Special'#8
- 'Boom Baby'#11
- 'Golden Boy!'#18
- 'Going Down'
#45 DC Comics Presents (1978)
- 'Plastic Man: Auf der Flucht'
DCU: Legacies (2010)
#5 Freedom Fighters (1976)
- 'Fifth Gear'#6
- 'Sixth Gear'
#1 Freedom Fighters (2010)
- 'The Freedom Fighters'#2
- 'Skragg, The Super-Sniper'#4
- 'The Left Hand of Oblivion'#5
- 'The Rise and Fall of King Samson'#6
- 'Witching Hour for the Warrior Wizards!'#7
- 'The Emperor of the North Pole!'#8
- 'D-Day at Niagra!'#9
- 'Blitzkrieg at Buffalo'#10
- 'Murder in Miniature'#11
- 'Divided We...Die??'#12
- 'Bust-Out in the Big House'#13
- 'The Amazing Origin, The Deadly Return, The Startling Secret of the Black Condor'#14
- 'Sideshows of Doom!'#15
- 'Carnival of Death'
#4 Green Lantern (2005)
- 'American Nightmare: Part Four!'
#43 History of the DC Universe (1986)
- 'Blackest Night Prologue: Tale of the Black Lantern'
Infinite Crisis (2005)
Infinite Crisis (2006)
Jack Cole and Plastic Man (2001)
TPB JLA: Year One (1998)
- 'Jack Cole and Plastic Man'
#11 JSA (1999)
- 'Stalag Earth'#12
- 'Justice For All'
#42 Justice League of America (1960)
- 'Paradox Play'#49
- 'Princes of Darkness, Part 4: Army of Darkness'#50
- 'Princes of Darkness, Part 5: The Last Light'#51
- 'Princes of Darkness, Coda: Justice Eternity'#73
- 'Black Vengeance, Part 1'
#107 Justice Society of America (2007)
- 'Crisis on Earth-X!'#108
- 'Thirteen Against the Earth!'
Police Comics (1941)
Steve Ditko Omnibus (2011)
#15 The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
- 'Absolute Power, Chapter Two: "What Price Freedom...?"'
HC The Golden Age (1993)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'
The New Teen Titans (1984)
The OMAC Project (2005)
The Ray (1992)
The Ray (1994)
Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters (2007)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
#8 Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
- 'Fatal Five to Garguax'#10
- 'Gunner & Sarge to Hyena'
#1 World's Best Comics: Golden Age Sampler (2003)
- 'All-Star Squadron to Catalyst'#5
- 'Reaper to Zymyr plus Appendix'
Young All-Stars (1987)
- 'A Gathering Of Heroes!'#27
All-Star Squadron (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis)
All-Star Squadron (DC)(Post Crisis)
Black Lantern Corps
Freedom Fighters (DC)
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